In focus – Clubs Industry

In focus - Clubs Industry

Clubs are a connection point for many individuals and communities across Australia. The 2015 National Clubs Census estimated there are over 6,000 clubs in Australia, and more than 13m members, and 300m+ visits annually. 

The clubs industry has a significant role to play in responding to domestic, family and sexualised violence.

The readiness and quality of Club responses to domestic and family violence matter. Every Club. Any community.

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Making a meaningful difference

Clubs can make a meaningful difference through their workplace responses and customer/client responses supporting thousands of employees and community members who may need access to information and to support. Informed by lived-experience insights, security providers can strategically refine and evolve how they contribute to a more cohesive ecosystem response.

Explore more in our Futures Framework.

A foundational understanding is essential

Explore the following free (donated) opportunities and resources.

View/share/embed the Introductory Module: Clubs Industry (50mins). 

View/share/embed the Foundations (45mins) in Foundations Applied (40mins)

Listening | Exploring | Responding | Learning

  • In the 'listening' menu you can explore the lived experience insights.
  • In the 'exploring' menu you can view and read animations and resources informed by lived experience insights. 
  • In the 'responding' menu you can view and read about resources and initiatives designed to uplift responses across the ecosystem.
  • In the 'learning' menu you can view and read resources designed to build on understanding of violence and abuse. 

Nov 2021 – Oct 2022

One of our initiatives has been to make information and reflection resources available to the Clubs industry. We initiated a fixed term full-time Insight Exchange Associates role specifically for this purpose (Nov 2021 – Oct 2022).

In the 12-month role we have met with 48 clubs representing a combined total of 113 venues, 9575 staff, and 1,939,220 members*. (*some members may be members at more than one club).

The Associate work has been led by Arely Carrion.

Arely is known for her authenticity and passion to support employees, members, and community. Arely has extensive business expertise within the Clubs industry and has been engaged with the work of Insight Exchange since 2018.

Clubs Industry Network

Insight Exchange has established a small network of Clubs Industry employees to build on understanding of and responses to domestic, family and sexualised violence.

The network is led by Arely Carrion Insight Exchange Associate. The network will run from Nov 2022 – Jun 2023. Successful applicants completed an EOI (now closed).

The network meets virtually on a monthly basis for 3hrs to work through the Insight Exchange resources. In between sessions, the network members can support their place of work to build on understanding of and responses to domestic, family and sexualised violence. They can also support a supplier and a peer club to pay forward the opportunity to others.

What now?

Nov 2022 - June 2024

Through Arely's Insight Exchange Associate work (1 day a week) we are:

  • supporting clubs industry engagement in awareness about and use of Insight Exchange materials to support employees and guests
  • leading a network from the clubs industry to embed the ideas and resources
  • supporting the broader work of Insight Exchange across the ecosystem.

Clubs are invited to engage in Creating Conversations.

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